Deng Xiaoping: The Economist

  title={Deng Xiaoping: The Economist},
  author={Barry J. Naughton},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={491 - 514}
Deng Xiaoping's economic legacy is overwhelmingly positive and quite secure-in this, it stands in contrast to his troubled and ambiguous political legacy. Of all of Deng's achievements, the transformation of China's economic system is the only one that is currently judged to have succeeded, and to have benefited large numbers of people. Deng presided over the Chinese government during a period of enormous economic change. Under his leadership, the government extricated itself from a legacy of… 

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